I have spent this week feeling overwhelmed. Too many inputs, too many ideas, too many 'things'. I have exhausted all of my tactics, switching off distractions, knuckling down, caffeinating and relaxing. There are too many open loops.
Then I remembered this quote:
“Life punishes the vague wish, and rewards the specific ask.” — Tim Ferriss
I realise that my situation is of my own doing.
If I increase the specificity of my ask, close down some of the questions, make the decisions for myself - then the loop gets closed.
If I think specifically about email, rule #4 of the Email Charter applies here: Quash Open-Ended Questions.
I feel less overwhelmed now.
It is in my hands.